Macedonian RK Metalurg Skopje are now the only team without a single point in the VELUX EHF Champions League. Swedish best side Alingsas HK gave revenge to the closest rival in the group, Turkish champions Besiktas Mogaz 27:24 (14:12). Even more important thing is that Swedes overcame the rival’s advantage from the first match in Istanbul (26:24) in Istanbul six days ago, which means that Alingsas will be ahead of the Turks if both teams ended Preliminary Round with the same number of points.
Alingsås HK – Besiktas Mogaz 27 – 24 (14-12)
Alingsås: Marcus Enström 5, Pontus Johansson 5 (2), Daniel Tellander 4, Johan Nilsson 3, Fredrik Teern 3, Jesper Konradsson 3, Emil Frend-Öfors 2, Max Darj 2
Besiktas: Tolga Özbahar 6, Ömer Arifoglu 4, Ramazan Döne 3, Vedran Zrnic 3, Senol Boyar 3, Erwin Feuchtmann 2, Ivan Nincevic 2 (1), Predrag Dacevic
A small surprise has been seen in Schaffhausen. Ukrainian best side Motor Zaporozhye showed how dangerous they could be as visitors by beating Kadetten Schaffhausen 37:32 (18:14) in BBC Arena, after home win in Kiev 31:26 last weekend. Burka, Stochl and Co. are now on four points with solid chances to finish the Preliminary round on spot which will take them to the TOP 16.